When the Vegas Golden Knights take the ice for Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Final against the Washington Capitals on Monday, they'll have their soon-to-be professional sports brethren standing in their corner.
The Oakland Raiders took out a full-page newspaper ad in the Las Vegas Review-Journal to show their support for the Golden Knights' most improbable of improbable runs for hockey's holy grail:
The Golden Knights are the first expansion team in NHL history (who didn't have to compete against other expansion teams; sorry, 1967-68 Blues) to make a Stanley Cup Final.
There's a lot of pressure that goes into trying to win a city's first professional sports title. Perhaps the Raiders hope that's one thing they won't necessarily have to worry about when they arrive at their new home in the desert.